Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund

Up to £5,000 +Extra funding per project available to support community projects to become carbon neutral, tackle climate change and promote nature recovery.

Crowdfunder and Hertfordshire County Council have teamed up to support projects and activities that are helping Hertfordshire respond to climate change, support Hertfordshire County Council’s climate emergency response and improve the local environment for local residents.

We're on the lookout for projects who are reducing carbon emissions and pollution, tackling the effects of climate change, improving the natural environment, helping local people connect with their environment or bringing environmental improvements to community spaces.

Projects currently crowdfunding

Hertfordshire County Council's most recent campaign is supporting five projects. They are crowdfunding to make a variety of positive environmental changes in Hertfordshire.

These projects need your help, so have a look at what they are trying to achieve, donate, and share to show your support for these great projects!

You can still apply for this fund

Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund
Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund
Get up to £5,000

Up to £5,000 +Extra funding per project available to support community projects to become carbon neutral, tackle climate change and promote nature recovery.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


Essential Criteria:

Please read through the full Eligibility Criteria and Terms & Conditions before applying, and contact Hertfordshire Community Foundation at [email protected] if you have any questions.

If your idea or project meets the eligibility criteria, you can apply for match funds up to 50% of your crowdfunding target (maximum award: £5,000).

The Sustainable Hertfordshire fund pledge will appear on your campaign page once your project has reached a minimum of 25% of your overall crowdfunding target from a minimum of 15 unique supporters. Other funders may also pledge towards your crowdfunding target, but you will still need to be supported by at least 15 unique supporters (make sure you read each +Extra funding partners criteria and terms & conditions as they may differ to this fund).

Eligible projects must:

  • Be local to Hertfordshire and benefit people who live or work in the county
  • Be inclusive and accessible to everyone
  • Have strong local support shown through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign
  • Be completed within a year of the funds being awarded unless otherwise agreed
  • Meet at least one of the desirable criteria
  • Continue crowdfunding to meet your initial target, if approved for funding
  • Serve communities within the council’s administrative area of Hertfordshire, with at least 75% of the people benefiting from the project living or working in that area

Your project will need to support Hertfordshire’s climate emergency response by supporting one or more of the following:

  • Enabling your community to reduce their carbon emissions through better energy choices.
  • Supporting your community to understand and tackle the effects of climate change.
  • Improving the natural environment and protecting nature in your community.
  • Initiatives to help local people to connect with their environment.
  • Environmental improvements to community spaces.
  • Reducing pollution and improving air quality.

Click here to read the full Eligibility Criteria.

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

Projects supported by the Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund

Feeling inspired?

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you.

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How +Extra funding works

start crowdfunding

Start a project

Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

We're with you every step of the way

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

The go-to place for all the advice and guidance to help you make your project a success no matter what stage you're at.

Interactive sessions

Join our interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

The Help Centre

The Help Centre

If you're not sure where to start, our Help Centre will give you all of the information you need to see success with your crowdfunding project.

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